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A nude woman and child; the woman half-leaning against a surface at left and supporting the child
Pen and black ink, with grey-brown wash, heightened with white
Verso: Study of a nude figure seen from behind
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Height: 121 millimetres
Width: 70 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit: Bernard Bumpus, 'Auguste Rodin and the technique of pâte-sur-pâte', 'Apollo', CXLVII, January 1998, pp.13-8 (17), fig.5.
Label text 2003 (MRK):
The unusual technique has been related to Rodin's early training in the Sèvres porcelain factory, where a process of building up white slips on a dark base was practised.
Claude Phillips, who gave the drawing to the British Museum, was one of Rodin's earliest English supporters, and a co-founder of the National Art Collections Fund in 1903.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986/7 Oct-Jan, London, Hayward Gallery, 'Rodin: Sculpture and Drawing', no.63
1996, BM, 'French Drawings in the BM', (no cat.)
2003/4 Dec-April, BM, 'NACF exhibition', (no cat.)
2006/7 Sep-Jan, London, Royal Academy, 'Rodin', no.56
2007 Feb-May, Zürich, Kunsthaus, 'Rodin', no.56
2013 Apr-Sep, Perry Green, Henry Moore Foundation, 'Moore & Rodin'
2014 Feb-Aug, Compton Verney, 'Moore & Rodin'
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